Silene laciniata
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Silene laciniata

Mexican campion
Indian pink

  family caryophyllaceae 
  genus silene 

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Genus  Silene Species  laciniata Variety  Cultivar  Common names  Mexican campion   Indian pink Family  CARYOPHYLLACEAE Specimen number  S10148 Data source  HumGrdn p76
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Herbaceous perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Flower Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  3' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Partial shade Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  USDA zones 05a-07b AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Silene laciniata attracts hummingbirds. Indian pink (also known as Mexican campion) can survive cold winters where the average annual low is -20� Fahrenheit. This plant likes partial shade.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  yes Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Silene laciniata probably originates from Western Texas, California and Mexico.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Silene laciniata is an herbaceous perennial. Flowers: Indian pink (locally known in some parts as Mexican campion) has flowers with a tubular calyx that surrounds the lower portion of the petals. Blossoms appear in July and continue through October. The flowers are usually a red color.

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